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Blepharoplasty (Eyelid Surgery) rejuvenates the area of the upper and lower eyelids, by removing excess skin, muscle and fat from them.
Approximately two hours.
General anesthesia can be used, as well as local anesthesia combined with intravenous sedation.
Temporary discomfort, feeling of “tightness” in the eyelid area, swelling or bruising. It is normal to expect excessive tearing as well as increased sensitivity to light during the first weeks. Temporary dry, burning, or itchy eyes may also occur, although they are rare
There may be temporary blurred vision, double vision, bleeding, swelling at the edges of the eyelids, dry eyes, pimple formation, slight asymmetry in recovery or healing, difficulty closing the eyes completely (not usually permanent), and a somewhat low positioning of the lower lid, which may require additional surgery. Permanent vision loss is a risk, although it is extremely rare.
The patient will be able to start reading in two or three days and will be able to return to work in five to ten days. The use of contact lenses can be resumed after two weeks (once the patient has been re-evaluated by their doctor). The patient must not consume alcohol after surgery. More strenuous activities and alcohol use can be resumed after three weeks. The bruising and swelling will go away after several weeks.
For some, the results of this surgical operation will last for years, although others consider them permanent.